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Rocket steamer cruise in Bangladesh for an ultimate wildlife estuaries and Bagerhat heritage site expeditions

The Rocket Steamer (Paddle wheel steamer) Service is run by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC). At present, this service is open for 6 days a week (Friday off ) from Dhaka, leaving at 1800 hours. On this trip, we shell provide first class cabin accommodation in twin bed on boat. food included from the restaurant on board. The famous paddle wheel steamer (now converted from steam to marine diesel engine) on ward to Hularhat then Morelgonj final stoppage now a days and PS Mahsud old rocket steamer Depart Dhaka to Mongla and Khulna on every Wednesday.

There are only 2 rocket steamer now in operation so that travelers can enjoy the century old British built rocket steamer cruise on every Wednesday ( Dhaka to Mongla then Khulna ) Saturday ( Dhaka – Hularhat then Morrelganj ).

We have several tour according to Rocket steamer route plan as above:

  • DHAKA – BARISAL – BACKWATER CRUISE TO FLOATING MARKET

We offer rocket steamer cruise from Dhaka to Barisal for an ultimate cruise through backwater exploring rural landscape and experience the peasants’ activities while you visit floating market round the year.

Itinerary: Day-01: Dhaka city tour and in the evening board into the British built rocket 1st class cabin.

Day-02: experience sunrise over the river ghat of Barisal once well-known as Chandradwip, you will transfer to Banaripara by CNG with guide and board into the open shaped trawler boat  for backwater cruise to floating market, late in the afternoon return to Barisal and catch overnight rocket launch cruise journey to Dhaka.

 PRICE WILL BE QUOTE ACCORDING TO SMALL GROUP SIZE

  • DHAKA – BARISAL – HULARHAT – BAGERHAT HERITAGE SITE – SUNDARBAN DAY CRUISE

These trip cover the Sundarban wildlife sanctuaries ( Katka + Kachikhali ) within 3 days or day long cruise inside the Sundarban mangrove forest ( Harbaria + Karamjal + dolphin watching along with Bagerhat heritage site based rocket steamer 1st class cruise to Hularhat then visit Bagerhat by car and return by air or Volvo bus.

Tour itinerary:

Wednesday – Day-01: Dhaka city tour and late in the afternoon board into the British built rocket paddle steamer 1st class cabin.

Thursday- Day-02: Early in the morning sunrise photography over the river of Barisal and enjoy the rural countryside along the way of cruise up to Hularhat and at 09:45 AM leaving the rocket for car drive to visit Bagerhat Mosque and Mausoleum, late in the afternoon check in Pashur hotel.

Friday:- Day-03: full day cruise inside the Sundarbans around Harbaria, Karamjal, Dolphin sanctuaries and fisherman village, late in the afternoon car drive to khulna catching afternoon Volvo bus or Jessore takes 3 hours to arrive and catch evening flight to Dhaka.

Paddle wheel rocket steamer cruise for the Sundarban day  cruise and Bagerhat Archaeological heritage site tour.

Wednesday – Day-01: Dhaka city tour in the monuments, Museum and heritage buildings of Old Dhaka, late in the afternoon board into the 1st class cabin of British built rocket which depart Sadarghat terminal at 06:30 PM for an overnight and day long ( 24 hours cruise ) to Khulna Via Chandpur – Barisal – Jhalukathi – Kawkhali – Hularhat – Sonnyashi – Morelgonj – Mongla and Khulna on every Wednesday only.

in the evening you will arrive at Mongla after 23 hours of cruise on Thursday -02: after experience the rural landscape and riverine Bangladesh, you will check in Pashur hotel deluxe room.

Friday- Day-03: full day cruise inside the Sundarbans around Harbaria, Karamjal and fisherman village.

Saturday – Day-04: after an early breakfast drive to visit Bagerhat World heritage sites for its Mosque and Mausoleum of Khan Jahan Ali, drive to Jessore in the afternoon takes 3 hours to arrive and catch evening flight to Dhaka.

PRICE WILL BE QUOTE AS PER THE GROUP SIZE

  • DHAKA – MONGLA BY British built rocket steamer – SUNDARBAN WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES

These trip cover the Sundarban wildlife sanctuaries within 3 days join in a weekend package tour ( Friday to Sunday afternoon / evening ) from Dhaka on Wednesday by British built rocket steamer cruise for 23 hours to Mongla and overnight in Pashur hotel on Thursday night. Return Dhaka by evening flight or afternoon / overnight Volvo bus journey.

Tour Itinerary:

Wednesday: Day-01: Dhaka city tour and late in the afternoon board into the British built rocket paddle steamer 1st class private cabin for an overnight cruise up to Barisal.

Thursday-02: you will find sunrise scenery at Barisal, rest of the day long cruise journey to Mongla passing many riverside scenery and activities of the passengers while ups and down the rocket at the river ghat before leaving the rocket at Mongla in the evening, check in hotel Pashur.

Friday-03: you will join in the weekend small group tour which is cover wildlife estuaries along the Bay of Bengal.

Early in the morning guide will take you to the Sundarban tourist boat at Mongla ghat and started the cruise towards Katka wildlife sanctuary, on the way of the cruise through water bodies of the Sundarban forest may be spotted wild animal or aquatic mammals in the bank of the river, late in the afternoon you will see open sea at Katka and explore Tiger hill through mangrove root often found few hundred of deer under the Keora tree. Sunset time standing in the observation tower seeing the wild animals on the grasslands, enjoy the evening on the boat.

Saturday-04: early morning bird watching, aquatic mammals and reptiles through creeks / canal by silent boat after having breakfast walking through dense forest grassland about to Katka beach and Jamtola beach trail, return to the boat for having lunch meantime our boat started its cruise to Kachikhali wildlife sanctuary for walking through grasslands where often found lot of deer, pigs, we may found Bengal Tiger at any estuaries along the trail, a significant canal cruise in the Kachikhali canal and have BBQ dinner.

Sunday-05: the boat manually return to Mongla, on the way visit Harbaria Eco tourism center and Karamjal crocodile breeding center, in the afternoon or evening leaving the boat for car journey to Khulna or Jessore catching overnight / afternoon Volvo bus or evening flight back to Dhaka.

All inclusive weekend private tour packages price in US$

Tour Name Duration 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5person 6 person
1. Bagerhat and the Sundarban weekend package by rocket steamer and air + car 4 D / 4 N Wednesday  to Sunday US$ 650 US$ 410 US$ 400 US$ 380 US$ 360 US$ 340
2. Bagerhat and the Sundarban private trip by rocket steamer and air + car 4 D / 4 N US$ 1060 US$ 595 US$ 500 US$ 460 US$ 430 US$ 390
3. Sundarban private trip by air 3 D / 2 N US$ 1090 US$ 600 US$ 490 US$ 420 US$ 390 US$ 370
4. Bagerhat and the Sundarban private trip by rocket steamer + car & train 4 D / 4 N US$ 910 US$ 520 US$ 400 US$ 350 US$ 340 US$ 310
5. Bagerhat and overnight trip in sundarbans by rocket + air 3 D / 3 N US$ 780 US$ 480 US$ 425 US$ 370 US$ 340 US$ 310
6. Bagerhat and overnight trip in sundarban by rocket + air 2 D / 2 N US$ 490 US$ 290 US$ 255 US$ 230 US$ 215 US$ 195
7. Bagerhat + overnight trip in sundarban by rocket + train 2 D / 3 N US$ 440 US$ 260 US$ 225 US$ 200 US$ 190 US$ 170